Volume #2, No. 7
July 2011


Cast Iron Tile by Michael Stasiuk

Want to be part of our arts community?

We have an artist's studio for rent, approximately 338 square feet- 18' x 17' with an 8” x 4' alcove with built in shelving. It is a basement studio and has three (new) windows and an exhaust fan. Newly refinished with exposed beams and track lighting. $300 a month includes all utilities. 24 hour access. Call (207) 438-9826 to view it.

Art Studio for Rent

Our Summer Open House was a great success! Over 100 folks made scratch mold tiles that were cast in iron by Josh, Lauren and friends as a fundraiser for artist Ali Goodwin. Josh Dow and Lauren Holmgren, the proprietors of Green Foundry here at Sanctuary Arts, will be offering a 2 day Iron Casting Bonanza workshop teaching scratch mold and clay relief techniques for iron casting at the end of September and a two weekend Driftwood and Lace: Organic Burn-out class in October.

Creating Scratch Molds in Sand at
Sanctuary Arts' Open House

Sanctuary Arts
117 Bolt Hill Road
Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 438-9826

"Madam" by Gail Sauter

Highlights on our Fall Schedule of Classes

I am in the process of putting together the Fall schedule of classes and am sad to note that Erin Murray is moving to Baltimore and is no longer available to share her technically informative and structured views on the joys of drawing and painting. She will be missed, but says she will come back to teach workshops next Summer. But I am very pleased that Kittery artist Gail Sauter (
www.gailsauter.com)will be offering Oil Painting Boot Camp - Paint Surprisingly Well Surprisingly Quickly. Gail recently was one of 4 artists chosen to interpret the theme “Summer Scenes” for the Whistler House Museum in Lowell MA.

Drumming by Shiao-Ping Wang

I am delighted that Shiao-Ping Wang (shiao-ping.com) will be offering workshops (“Color & Collage in Absraction” and “Pictures of Words: Painting & Drawing using Chinese Characters”) teaching her take on methods of abstraction, the use of color, symbolism and pattern. Her work was recently showcased at Three Graces Gallery in Portsmouth. And after a brief hiatus, Russ Whitten is returning to teach a watercolor and drawing class. So, you see, there is a lot to look forward to this Fall.

"Low Tide, Pine Point" by Russel Whitten

Visit our Sculpture Gardens!

Summer is in full swing and our Sculpture Gardens are simply beautiful. Please feel free to wander by and enjoy our bit of paradise. The grounds are open daily and the work of our sculptor friends is available for purchase to enhance your own gardens. You can view our progress on the stone walls under construction in our Artful Dry Stone Wall class so passionately and expertly taught by stone-scaper and figure sculptor, Steven Carpenter (www.standingstonescapes.com).

Dry Stone Wall Building with Steven Carpenter at Sanctuary Arts Sculpture Garden

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